Fashion Pakistan Week Day 3 ended on a promising note with designers showcasing bridals with heavy embellishments and fun prints — in other words, clothes we'd love to wear to winter shaadis.
No, not all made the cut. These 5 designs are on-trend and in our opinion, headturners:
1) Rozina Munib's off-shoulder sari
Rozina Munib takes a modern spin on the traditional sari; it features heavy work, a muted colour and an off-shoulder blouse. The blouse hasn't been overdone with embellishment, Rozina keeps it simple by limiting the bulk of the kaam to the sleeves - the most prominent part of a sari.
Bonus: Those earrings complement the sari and complete the traditional touch.
2) Saira Rizwan's red and gold lehenga
Maybe it's the traditional colour pairing — because red and gold, people! — or maybe it's our undying love for lehengas, either way Saira Rizwan proves that bridals can be modern with a hint of traditional.
The kaam is heavy, but it works -- the lighter colour of the shirt compensates for the overdose of bling from the dupatta to the lehenga, even the shirt.
Heads-up: Wearing this lehenga to an outdoor wedding without heating is an absolute no-no. You don't want to be that woman dressed to the nines shivering at the wedding.
3) Nida Azwer's bright pink shawl
Thank you, Nida Azwer! Men, it's time to ditch the boring black/white/cream shawls you carry to weddings and go bold (or go home). This look hits all the right notes: the black velvet sherwani with a touch of gold serves as the perfect canvas to show off the exquisite colours of the shawl, which surprises with the bright pink underside. Colour is your friend, guys and while many of you steer clear of them, this one shows how you can embrace colour with style.
Here's to hoping everyone pulls it off like Hasnain Lehri.
4) Saira Rizwan's cut-out sleeves
As the temperature starts to drop, crop tops will have to move to the back of the cupboard and be replaced by the strategically slashed cut-outs — and Saira Rizwan knows this.
This gorgeous navy blue and pink jora with gold embroidery and pearl embellishments by the designer was a clear-cut winner for us, perfect for the mehndi bride or attendee!
5) Nida Azwer's fauna and floral lehenga
Yes, we know the colour palette screams summer/spring rather than winter wedding but since everyone ends up wearing velvet or the same darker hues, this is the perfect ensemble to stand out in, not to mention, it's absolutely gorgeous.
The Kashmiri chai pink base coupled with delicate floral work is mesmerising; we reckon it would look just perfect paired with a nice blowout and simple teeka.